Farming Rural 01

Donald K. Schwendener

February 27, 1923 ~ December 29, 2019 (age 96)


Lifelong Goodland, KS resident Donald Kenneth Schwendener, 96, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Sheridan County Hospital in Hoxie, KS.

He was born on February 27, 1923 in Abilene, KS to Edward F. and Estella (Sherwood) Schwendener.  He was one of five children.  He attended school in Goodland and graduated from Sherman County Community High School in 1941.

On October 1, 1944, Don married Elaine Rhoads in Goodland.  To this union, two daughters Janice and Donna were born.

Don was a farmer his entire life.  He was a member of the Goodland United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Goodland Elks Club.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Elaine, three sisters; Esther Malstrom, Vida Moses and Ruth Kreuzer.

He is survived by his two daughters Janice Nemechek and Donna Hall both of Goodland, KS, one sister Verda Simms of Easton, PA, three grandchildren; Curtis (Julie) Nemechek of Holcomb, KS, Rhonda (Dean) McIntosh of Amarillo, TX and Janet (Dustin) Downie of Manhattan, KS.  He is also survived by six great grandchildren; Dane (Miriam) McIntosh, Dayton McIntosh, Aubrey Downie, Nash Downie, Christopher Nemechek and Courtney Nemechek.

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January 2, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Koons-Russell Funeral Home
211 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, Kansas 67735

Funeral Service
January 3, 2020

10:30 AM
Goodland United Methodist Church
1116 Sherman
Goodland, Kansas 67735


Goodland Cemetery
510 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, Kansas 67735


Goodland United Methodist Church
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

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